U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Hurst, TX
A 31-year-old female asked about a male:

My 7 month old had a dime size purple spot appear on top of his head. its under the skin and not raised. if he cries it gets darker purple. any ideas what it could be?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hemangioma?: It sounds like this could be a hemangioma, a dilated blood vessel that would be more visible when there is more pressure in it, from crying for example. Most of the time these are not a problem but definitely keep an eye on it to be sure it doesn’t enlarge quickly or seem painful, definitely have Dr look at it next baby checkup (or before if concerned)
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 16, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.